San Diego Orchid Show
Mar
24
Mar 26

San Diego Orchid Show

Always one of our favorite shows in this great Southern California beach city. There is so much to see and do in San Diego!. This show is a must for Southern California growers as it specializes in all the orchids that can be grown out of doors including Cymbidiums, Laelias, and Australian Dendrobiums. If you have the time, try a stay at the famous Hotel Del Coronado!

72nd. Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
Mar
17
Mar 19

72nd. Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN AMERICA! Not even the wars interrupted us!! That is quite an accomplishment, and testimony to our city's tremendous draw for orchid growers from all around the world. Visit this year and celebrate with everyone! The expansive display area is worthy of bragging rights, dominated by large floor displays. Photos of this show are published in books, magazines and journals all over the world. Major motion picture studios have filmed on our site. Admission Hours are 9-5 all three days. Venue is the Earl Warren Showgrounds at the 101 freeway and Las Positas. Cal-Orchid takes a double sales booth and the nursery is open as well and has loads of special sales tables! More show info on line at SBORCHIDSHOW.COM

Pacific Orchid & Garden Expo in SOUTH San Francisco NEW VENUE!
Feb
24
Feb 26

Pacific Orchid & Garden Expo in SOUTH San Francisco NEW VENUE!

This huge show is definitely one of the BIGGIES of the orchid world, and attracts growers and vendors far and wide. No longer at Ft. Mason, tentatively locating at the Cow Palace, and NOW MOVING TO: The Hall of Flowers, in Golden Gate Park. This is where the show began, and is familiar to all those who grow plants as a premier sales and exhibition site. The 1st. annual P.O.G.E. will feature thousands of orchids from around the world, and also specialty plants, gardening supplies, equipment and landscaping materials from only the best suppliers (hence the new name). Visit & support us in this new venue!
For more info go to:  ORCHIDSANFRANCISCO.ORG   

Newport Harbor Orchid Society Show
Feb
10
Feb 12

Newport Harbor Orchid Society Show

This show held in Little Saigon is really a great show with fantastic exhibits and super vendors. It is a well established show that has earned it's great reputation. We virtually sell out every year, even with re-stocking.  Don't miss an opportunity to have some orchid fun and visit with growers without having to drive up to Santa Barbara!

Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Show
Jan
20
Jan 22

Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Show

We love leaving our brisk weather in Santa Barbara to go see all our friends and sell orchids in Florida in January! This show has long and rich history, and is one of the best national shows for those who enjoy fantastic floor exhibits. Sales booths ring the entire building and we ship in an extremely diverse group of plants to satisfy the needs of serious collectors as well as the 'ground orchid' (epis) lovers as well! This is your chance to buy from CAL without paying shipping! The preview party on Friday night is an event in itself with great food, drink, and music.  If you miss us here, we won't be back in Florida again until Redlands in May, so kick off the 2017 season in Ft. Lauderdale with us! Note: yes, we are scheduled for two shows this weekend. Lauris goes to Florida and James does the Penninsula Show in California.

Penninsula Orchid Society Show
Jan
14
Jan 15

Penninsula Orchid Society Show

This show is one of Californias smaller shows. Don't let the size fool you. There is a wealth of beautiful displays and many fine nurseries as vendors. We think it is so special as it is one of the friendliest shows that we attend. It is a perfect way to kick off the new year.

29th Annual Open House!
Nov
5
Nov 6

29th Annual Open House!

The first weekend of November means it is time for our Fall Open House, and it's our chance to say hello and thank you to our long-standing, loyal customers; many of whom we consider family. So many years, so many new hybrids, so many fun shows and sales, and so many stories! Please stop by and join in on the fun no matter whether you are a seasoned veteran or a brand new orchid grower. Kick off the orchid season or toast the end of 2016 orchid season, whichever you like, but by all means - Let's Celebrate!!! We'll feature cyms. with budding spike development and the spiking Mexican Laelia anceps and their hybrids you've all come to love. November 5th. and 6th. Hours are 9-4 both days.

Huntington Gardens Orchid Show
Oct
21
Oct 23

Huntington Gardens Orchid Show

Huntington Gardens itself is now the 100% 'Ramrod' of this long-standing annual October orchid show, and we look forward to participating in the event as vendors and exhibitors each year. Sales booths are set up outdoors in the gardens near the Botanical Center and the weather in October is always glorious.THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL YEAR! The American Orchid Society will be hosting their membership meetings and lecture series. There will be many foreign vendors! So go to HUNTINGTON.ORG/ORCHIDSHOW for more info. The show opens Friday from noon to 4:30. We will be loaded for bear!!

Fascination of Orchids
Sep
24
Sep 25

Fascination of Orchids

South Coast Plaza is the hotspot for orchid shows these days, and September 24th & 25th is the date for the famous Fascination of Orchids, held outdoors at their 'Village' sales area. This is diagonally across from where the Spring Garden Sale is held in April. There is a showroom for displays, and all the sales booths are set up under the shade of trees, on the grass. We love it. This is a traditionally big weekend for Laelia anceps and its hybrids for outdoor growing.  Come enjoy the day shopping. The Corner Bakery is right there for you to enjoy breakfast or lunch!

 

Neofinetia falcata (Fukiran) Show and Judging
Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Neofinetia falcata (Fukiran) Show and Judging

For thousands of years, the Japanese culture has held its native orchid species, Neofinetia falcata in highest regard.
3 years ago, we decided to spotlight the Japanese style of evaluating this species when judging in Japan. It is decidedly different from the criteria used by the American Orchid Society, and we think, quite interesting. So, Saturday afternoon there will be an informal (by Japanese standards) judging of Neofinetias for everyone to observe.

Watch the website when we get closer to the date for more specifics, but this is a popular aspect to our Summer Hummer and we are enjoying watching it grow!
Informal lectures will take place before judging.
Official judging will start at 2:00 PM. A discussion of the results will follow the judging.

Event is sponsored by the Fukiran Society of America

CAL-ORCHID'S SUMMER HUMMER
Jul
8
Jul 10

CAL-ORCHID'S SUMMER HUMMER

Formerly the weekend of the International Orchid Fair event at Earl Warren Showgrounds, this weekend is now a Santa Barbara Orchid Open House sale weekend at area orchid nurseries. We have special prices all over the nursery and especially feature the Sobralias, which are all in their glory in the summertime. We also always feature a few overseas nurseries to sell plants who rarely come to America. Cal-Orchid loves a party so we really make a fun summer event for everyone. You will definitely leave smiling!!  Hours are 9-5 each day.

 

Jun
3
Jun 5

San Jose Orchid Expo

Hosted by the famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, this even was founded by Bruce Davidson, who started the Real Orchid Growers site - www.realorchidgrowers.com!
Wine tasting in the courtyard under the trees is a great side attraction to this wonderful sales event. Sales are held in an intimate setting indoors next to the patio and a very select group of orchid vendors are invited to attend. Skill sessions are given each day and plant raffles are held at the end of each one. Preview party on Friday from 5:30 to 9:00. Often a guest speaker is featured. More info at : realorchidgrowers.com

May
13
May 15

Redlands Orchid Festival

Certainly this is the largest show in the US as the booths cover a huge expanse of ground at the famous Fruit and Spice Park in Redlands, Florida (near Homestead). 20' X 10' white tents dot the landscape, teeming with orchids of all descriptions. It is like an orchid village!  Small wonder so many of our customers from the Caribbean flock to this show and sale. Cattleya lovers leave very very happy....arm in arm with the epi. growers, of course! Hours are 10 - 5 all three days.

Southcoast Plaza Spring Garden Sale
Apr
28
May 1

Southcoast Plaza Spring Garden Sale

Held at the landmark, upscale mall in Costa Mesa, this beauty occupies 3 floors with sales booths! Bring your gardening friends, as although orchids dominate the entire 3rd floor, roses, plumerias, fruit trees, tomato starts and lots of cactus/succulents are up for grabs (as it were). This is the show we really promote our 'Pacific Line' of reedstem epidendrums, so if that is your vice we will satisfy you with ease. Also, our Laelia anceps hybrids get a nice push here too. Hours are Thurs: 10-9, Fri: 10-9, Sat: 10-8, Sun: 11-6.30

Sacramento Orchid Society Show and Sale
Apr
8
Apr 10

Sacramento Orchid Society Show and Sale

Springtime in the State Capitol is a beautiful time of year. The city of tree's is turning green with new leaves everywhere and people are out walking and thinking of gardens. Perfect time for an orchid show! We take an extra large sales booth for this one, so the variety of plants here is one of the best of all our shows. All level of growers flock to this event to talk to growers and see all the exceptional plants put up for judging.Hours are 10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun. More info at sacramentoorchids.org

Shore Fall Orchid Festival
Sep
11
Sep 13

Shore Fall Orchid Festival

The date has changed for this event to dodge the crazy hot conditions we've contended with in the past! No more traffic going into and out of the Shore too, for those commuting by car. This year they have streamlined the number of vendors to represent commercial nurseries not regularly represented on the east coast, and we are happy to join the roster! Hours are 10-5Friday Sept. 11, and Sat. Sept. 12th. Sunday hours are 10-3.

Aug
7
Aug 9

Summer Exotic Plant and Orchid Show

This is a wonderful chance to attend a rally fun event for growers in Southern California. There is a chance to expand your collection with all types of tropical plants. We will be bring a great assortment of Orchids for outdoor growing in Southern California.
Held at the Westminster Mall, Hwy. 405 and Bolsa Ave. in Westminster, Ca.

Jun
13
12:00 am00:00

Orchid Digest Speaker's Day

Come join us on this Speaker's Day organised by the Orchid Digest and held at Huntington Garden and Library in San Marino, Ca. This is one of the nicest summer events giving the orchid grower a chance to visit with friends and be highly entertained by many fantastic Speakers. This year's lineup includes Steve Beckendorf, Mark Hachadourian, Harold Koopowitz, Peter Alin, and special guest Carol Wooding for the evening lecture. This is always a very rewarding event.

Contact the Orchid Digest for more details.

Jan
24
Jan 25

Penninsula Orchid Society Show and Sale

This is a wonderful orchid society with dedicated members who work hard to ensure every detail is perfectly executed. It is held at the Community Activities Center in Redwood City, Ca. Judging is on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Vendors are by invitation, and so a nice mix of plants is always featured. We always promote our cymbidiums and outdoor growers, but blend in species etc. for you more serious growers. Hours are 10-5 each day.